Published 02/04/15

Bryant among nation's 200 best value colleges

Princeton Review logoBryant University is one of 200 schools profiled in The Princeton Review's new book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In, a guide to the "best schools for academics, affordability and great careers."

“Blending liberal arts and business curriculums, Bryant University offers students numerous opportunities to take on responsibility and leadership with an eye towards the global perspective,” the book says. “The university funds a great number of programs to increase diversity and bring international students to campus. “

Each of the 200 schools has a return on education (ROE) rating that measures 40 weighted data points, including academics, cost, financial aid, student debt, statistics on graduation rates, alumni salaries and job satisfaction. The rating is based on data collected in surveys of administrators, students and alumni at 650 colleges. Bryant’s ROE rated 84 out of a possible 100.

Being named one of the best value colleges in the country is just the latest recognition of the University’s growing reputation as an institution providing a purposeful combination of innovative student-centered experiences that produce 360-degree learning. Rankings and recognition include:

  • One of the region’s “up-and-coming” universities worth watching for two consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report because of the “promising and innovative changes” implemented in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, and facilities.
  • One of the Top 10 business schools in the United States according to according to College Factual, which provides the list of the top schools to USA Today.
  • No. 11 (Regional Universities North) in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report rankings, marking the 10th consecutive year Bryant has appeared in the top 20 in its category
  • One of the Top 50 business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek
  • 16th best International Business program in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek.

In 2014, more than half of Bryant's senior class had job offers before they graduated. Within six months of commencement, Bryant’s Class of 2013 reported that 98 percent were employed or enrolled in graduate school, a clear indicator of the value of the Bryant degree.

 “The University’s sharp rise in rankings and reputation reflects a growing awareness of the changes that Bryant has made in our course offerings, new faculty, and teaching practices. Our goal has been to create an education that inspires students to become innovative leaders around the world, and our graduates are achieving this goal in every respect,” says Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley.